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The Resource In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph A. Palermo

In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph A. Palermo

Label
In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Title
In his own right
Title remainder
the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Palermo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Kennedy's role in American politics during the 1960s was pivotal yet has defied attempts to define it. He was a junior senator from New York, but he was also much more. The public perceived him as possessing the intangible qualities of his brother, the slain president. From 1965 to 1968 Kennedy struggled to find his own voice in national affairs. In His Own Right examines this crucial period of Robert Kennedy's political career, combining the best of political biography with a gripping social history of the social movements of the 1960s. How did Kennedy make the transformation from cold warrior to grassroots activist, from being a political operator known for ruthlessness toward his opponents to becoming, by 1968, a "tribune of the underclass"? Based on never before seen documents, this intimate portrait of one of the most respected politicians never elected president describes Robert Kennedy's relationship with such well-known activists and political players as Benjamin Spock, Eugene McCarthy, Allard Lowenstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez, as well as the ordinary men and women who influenced Kennedy's views as he came to stand in the public arena and in the national consciousness as a man and a leader in his own right
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palermo, Joseph A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in contemporary American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • United States
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Presidential candidates
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Legislators
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidential candidates
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Politieke invloed
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph A. Palermo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-336) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. "The Hottest Place in Hell": Kennedy, the Democrats, and the McCarthy Candidacy
  • 5. The Collapse of the Myths: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Tet Offensive, January-February 1968
  • 6. The Breaking Point: Kennedy Responds to Tet, February 8, 1968
  • 7. Fifteen Days in March: Kennedy Challenges Johnson, March 1968
  • 8. Civil Rights and the Urban Rebellions: Kennedy, King, and the Politics of Race, 1965-1968
  • 9. Building a Coalition: Kennedy and the Primaries, March 16-May 28, 1968
  • 10. California: Kennedy's Last Campaign, May 1-June 6, 1968
  • Conclusion: A Potential Unrealized
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The Odyssey Begins
  • 1. On His Own: Kennedy's Evolving Critique of theWar, May 1965-February 1966
  • 2. A Slow Path to Peace: Kennedy Calls for a Negotiated Settlement, March 1966-March 1967
  • 3. At the Center of the Storm: Kennedy and the Shifting Political Winds of 1967
Control code
ocm50175530
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231120685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/pale12068
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2725p0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50175530
Label
In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph A. Palermo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-336) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. "The Hottest Place in Hell": Kennedy, the Democrats, and the McCarthy Candidacy
  • 5. The Collapse of the Myths: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Tet Offensive, January-February 1968
  • 6. The Breaking Point: Kennedy Responds to Tet, February 8, 1968
  • 7. Fifteen Days in March: Kennedy Challenges Johnson, March 1968
  • 8. Civil Rights and the Urban Rebellions: Kennedy, King, and the Politics of Race, 1965-1968
  • 9. Building a Coalition: Kennedy and the Primaries, March 16-May 28, 1968
  • 10. California: Kennedy's Last Campaign, May 1-June 6, 1968
  • Conclusion: A Potential Unrealized
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The Odyssey Begins
  • 1. On His Own: Kennedy's Evolving Critique of theWar, May 1965-February 1966
  • 2. A Slow Path to Peace: Kennedy Calls for a Negotiated Settlement, March 1966-March 1967
  • 3. At the Center of the Storm: Kennedy and the Shifting Political Winds of 1967
Control code
ocm50175530
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231120685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/pale12068
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2725p0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50175530

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